Career Opportunities in Health Care Management Perspectives from the Field

ISBN-10: 0763759643
ISBN-13: 9780763759643
Edition: 2010
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Description: Career Opportunities in Healthcare Management is a concise, reader-friendly, introductory healthcare management book that covers a wide variety of career opportunities in a broad range of direct healthcare settings--such as hospitals, physician  More...

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List price: $121.95
Copyright year: 2010
Publisher: Jones & Bartlett Learning, LLC
Publication date: 6/5/2009
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 252
Size: 6.00" wide x 9.00" long x 0.50" tall
Weight: 1.892
Language: English

Career Opportunities in Healthcare Management is a concise, reader-friendly, introductory healthcare management book that covers a wide variety of career opportunities in a broad range of direct healthcare settings--such as hospitals, physician practices, nursing homes, and clinics--and non-direct health care settings, such as associations, managed care and health insurance companies, consulting firms, and medical supplier firms. Filled with first person accounts from health care managers working in the field, these profiles will engage the readerrsquo;s imagination, inform them of key issues associated with these important roles, as well as what makes these health care managers happy and eager to go to work in the morning. Beginning with an individualized 'Health Care Management Talent Quotient Quiz' and ending with a guide to finding a job in healthcare management, this hands on student-friendly and teacher-friendly text is the perfect resource for students of healthcare management, nursing, allied health, business administration, pharmacy, occupational therapy, public administration, and public health. Features: bull; The experienced authors use an active voice to grab the readerrsquo;s attention. bull; An individualized Health Care Management Talent Quotient Quiz to assess each studentrsquo;s baseline aptitude and identify skills gaps that need to be addressed. bull; Over forty lively, first person profiles of health care managers working in the field covering everything from educational background and how they first became aware of health care management, through advice to future health care managers. bull; Detailed appendices that include: resources for learning more about health care management; sample programs of study; job hunting advice; frequently used terms in advertisements, sample position descriptions, dorsquo;s and donrsquo;ts of interviewing, and a sample cover letter and resume.

Preface
Foreword
Foreword
About the Authors
Acknowledgments
The Healthcare Management Workforce
Why Choose Healthcare Management?
The Origins of Healthcare Management
Growth and Opportunities
Healthcare Management Talent Quotient Quiz
Knowledge Base Required for Healthcare Management
Managerial Skills Required for Healthcare Management
Experiential Learning Required for Healthcare Management
Chapter Summary
Understanding Healthcare Management
The Need for Management and Their Perspective
Management: Definition, Functions, and Competencies
Management Positions: The Control in the Organizational Hierarchy
Focus of Management: Self, Unit/Team, and Organization
Role of the Manager in Talent Management
Role of the Manager in Ensuring High Performance
Role of the Manager in Succession Planning
Chapter Summary
Healthcare Management Practice Settings
Understanding Practice Settings: Direct and Non-Direct Care
Direct Care Settings
Ambulatory Care Organizations/Clinics
Health Departments: Local, County, State, and Federal
Hospitals
Hospital Systems
Physician Practices
Assisted Living Facilities
Nursing Homes
Retirement Communities
Wellness/Fitness Centers
Non-Direct Care Settings
Associations
Consulting Firms
Medical Suppliers
Managed Care Organizations/Health Insurers
Pharmaceutical Firms
Perspectives from the Field: Profiles of Healthcare Managers
Sampling Matrix and Process for Developing Profiles
A Day in the Life of Healthcare Managers
Proportion of Time Spent on Management Functions
Use of Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities
Key Sources of Satisfaction
Profiles of Healthcare Managers
Larry M. Beck, MBA, MHA, FACHE
Michael C. Boblitz, MBA
Sandy Cave, RN, BSN
Stephanie Chisolm, PhD
Kristi Donovan, MS, CAE
Teresa L. Edwards, MHA, FACHE
Christopher Fanning, MHSA
Valerie Fearns
William J. Forbes, PhD
Harry Fox
Treg Fuller, MSS
Schuyler Fury
Theresa C. Honchar, LPN
Andrew Jones, MS
J. S. Parker Jones, IV, MS, CNHA, FACHCA
Michael Jurgensen, MHA
Sharon E. Kelley, RN, MS, NEA-BC
Mary Beth Kiser, MPH
Lauren Koontz
Jim Krauss, MHSA, FACHE
Amanda Llewellyn, MHA/MBA, FACHE
Jerod M. Loeb, PhD
Lew Lyon, PhD
Natassja Manzanero
Karen Maust
Michael J. McDonnell, MBA
Matt Neiswanger, MSW, LNHA
Ryan Novak
Ryan Papa
Reena Patel
Justine Powell
Jeff Richardson, MBA, LCSW-C
Andrea Saevoon
Jennifer R. Shapiro, MPH
Sunil K. Sinha, MD, MBA, FACHE
Justin E. Skinner, MFA, MBA
Wes Street, NHA
Richard J. Stull, FACHE
Jeanine Tyler
Jennifer Villani, MPH
Jason Vollmer
Tanisha Woodard
Summary and Conclusions About the Profession
Themes from the Healthcare Manager Profiles
Interest in the Profession and Satisfaction
The Role of Mentors
Variation in Preparation, Experiences, and Roles
Challenges Faced by Healthcare Managers
Growth Areas for Healthcare Management
Skills Needed for the Next Generation of Healthcare Managers
Advice from the Managers
Conclusions
Resources for Learning More About Healthcare Management
Acronyms, Organizations, and Web Addresses
Sample Bachelor of Science Healthcare Management Programs of Study
James Madison University
Towson University
Sample Master of Health Administration (MHA) Degree Requirements
The Pennsylvania State University
Getting a Job in Healthcare Management
Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)
Commonly Used Terms in Job Advertising and Position Descriptions
Sample Position Descriptions
Do's and Don'ts of Interviewing
Checklist for Finding the Right Job
Sample Cover Letters and Resumes
Index

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